NEVADA LIONS CLUB
57 PROUD YEARS OF COMMUNITY SERVICE
Volume 5, Issue 2 Lions Club Newsletter Winter 2006
My Fellow Lions,
It's time for our quarterly newsletter from our Lion's Club. We have been busy this fall & winter and now it's 2006!
We had Sight Night on October 26 at the Memorial Lutheran Church. The "Trunk and Treat Night" had an excellent response from Nevada families. I would like to thank Lion Jean Bodensteiner for picking the gifts for the drawing; Lion Susan Radke for picking up the candy and decorating the trunk of her car; Lion Paul Malsom for portraying our Club mascot and picking up the film for pictures with the Lion. The kids enjoyed having their pictures taken with the 'Lion.' I would, also, like to extend a heartfelt 'thank you' for everyone who helped make this such a success.
November we finished up the ISU Football Games taking tickets. The last game of the season added an extra bit of excitement with a tornado just before game time. We all had to take cover. This normally is something we just wouldn't expect in November. In total, we earned $1,542. Thanks to Lion Willy Morfitt for organizing the sign up and everyone who was able to work the games.
In December we had our Christmas Party/Spouse Night. We had a very good crowd. Margaret Crane provided a first-rate meal, while the tail twisters organized an outstanding program.
We received $1,400 from the Argyll Thompson Memorial. The gift was presented by Warren Pitcher.
Please welcome our newest Lion -- Bob Hunter.
Upcoming events in the New Year include the Soup Supper at the Nevada High School, the District 9 x 7 Convention on February 24 - 25, and the Pancake Breakfast March 19, 2006.
Wishing everyone a wonderful New Year!!
Lion John Wheelock, Nevada Lions President
- January 7 - Soup supper at NHS for the Roland-Story Basketball Game, 5-7 pm.
- January 11 - Regular meeting with Lion Steve Jordening in charge of the program.
- January 13-14 - Iowa Lions Midwinter Leadership Conference in Cedar Rapids.
- January 25 - Regular meeting with Lion Charles Lloyd in charge of the program.
- February 8 - Regular meeting with Lion LaNair Niblock in charge of the program.
- February 22 - Regular meeting with Lion Richard Smith in charge of the program.
- February 24-25 - Nevada Lions host the District 9x7 Convention in Nevada.
- March 8 - Regular meeting with Lion Don Williams in charge of the program.
- March 19 - Nevada Lions Club Annual Pancake Breakfast.
- March 22 - Regular meeting with District Governor Jean Bodensteiner making her official visit.
- April 12 - Regular meeting with Lion Wes Ebert in charge of the program.
Kudos to Lion Willy Morfitt for organizing workers for the ISU football games.
Since 1917, Lions clubs have offered people the opportunity to give something back to their communities. From involving members in projects as local as cleaning up an area park or as far-reaching as bringing sight to the world's blind, Lions clubs have always embraced those committed to building a brighter future for their community.
Over 1.35 million members in more than 46,000 clubs in 196 countries and geographical areas!
Our motto is "We Serve."
Please contact us if you have any suggestions for community projects or needs.
We need community minded people in our club. Men and women 18 and older are eligible. Explain what Lions Clubs do and explain the cost of membership. There is a one-time $25 initiation fee, $36 semi-annual dues, and $7.00 per meal charge paid quarterly in advance. Additional information can be found on the Nevada Lions Club web site at URL: http://www.public.iastate.edu/~srradke/lions/nevadalions.html.
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